The year 2016 is ruled by the Monkey, the Chinese zodiac that most closely resembles humankind. This beautiful piece is seventh release of the Royal Canadian Mint’s popular 12-coin Lunar series featuring animals of the Chinese zodiac.
- Contains 0.285 oz actual Gold weight.
- Comes in a gold satin-like case with a custom red sleeve with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
- Reverse: The image by Canadian artist Aries Cheung captures the true essence of the monkey’s character.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.
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The Year of the Monkey also ruled 1908, 1920, 1932,1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 and 2004, and would make a great gift for anyone born in those years.
The history of 2016 Canada Gold $150 Year of the Monkey proof coins
The 2016 Lunar coins continue the popular Lunar Series from the Royal Canadian Mint. These Gold Lunar coins are the seventh coin in the series which began in 2010 with the Year of the Tiger Gold coins and will end in 2021 with the Year of the Ox Gold coins. In addition to the Gold Year of the Monkey coin and other Gold Lunar series coins, the Royal Canadian Mint also has a Silver Lunar Series which began in the same year. Canadian Lunar coins from the Royal Canadian Mint are also available in a hologram series which began in 2000 with the Gold Year of Dragon hologram coins.
Why invest in 2016 Lunar coins like the Canada Gold $150 Year of the Monkey Proof coins?
The artistry on these 2016 Lunar coins makes the Gold bullion coins a desirable choice for collectors who want to start or expand their collection. Gold Lunar coins from the Royal Canadian Mint feature beautifully detailed animal images for each year of the Chinese ancient lunar calendar. The Gold Year of the Monkey coin highlights the playful characteristics of the monkey and those born under its sign. Like the other Canadian Lunar coins’ designs, the artwork on Gold Year of the Monkey coins is a traditional Chinese interpretation of the animal images.
Add 2016 Lunar coins from world mints to your Year of the Monkey coin collection.
2016 Lunar coins, the Gold $150 Year of the Monkey proof coins are favorites for those born under the monkey sign, and because of the playful monkey image, many collectors look to the lunar series from other world mints to build a Year of the Monkey coin collection. The Gold Lunar coins from the Perth Mint are one of the more popular choices with two different editions in 2004 and 2016. Another great choice for your Gold Year of the Monkey coin collection is the 1 oz Gold Year of the Monkey coin from the British Royal Mint. Complement your Gold Canadian Lunar coins with their Silver coin counterparts, produced by the Royal Canadian Mint with .9999 fine Silver.
Buy 2016 Lunar coins for their pristine presentation quality.
These stylish 2016 Lunar coins feature the exceptionally detailed artwork of Aries Cheung, who designed other Lunar Series coins like the Year of the Sheep and the Year of the Horse. Chosen to design the Gold Lunar coins created by the Royal Canadian Mint, the Chinese-Canadian artist infuses elements of both cultures into his artwork. In the Gold Year of the Monkey coin, the purposely minimal details are similar to traditional Chinese zodiac depictions. In addition, these Canadian Lunar coins are proof coins, which benefit from hand-polished dies, giving the artwork finer lines and a presentation quality finish.